GREAT MUSIC BOOK...
|Title||:||Mel Bay's Complete Traditional Holiday Season Fake Book (Mel Bay's Complete Series)|
|Publisher||:||Mel Bay Publications, Inc 1 edition October 1, 1997|
|Number of Pages||:||142 pages|
|File Size||:||987 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Mel Bay's Complete Traditional Holiday Season Fake Book (Mel Bay's Complete Series) Reviews
This is a great book for preparing a culturally diverse program in that Levin carefully selected the music to represent many countries and cultures. Among the interesting rarities are a Huron Indian Christmas song from Canada; Christmas songs from China, the Filipines, Mexico and South America; and unusual selections from such countries as Australia, Czechoslovakia, Finland, Greece, Sweeden, Russia, Holland and Armenia. Virtually every Christian culture is represented. Many of the Jewish and Hebrew titles I've seen nowhere else!
It has a lot of classical titles that I've been meaning to get, and the arrangements are as good or better than what I've played over the years. There's a lot of attention paid to detail. And most of the songs still sound rich or complex. It has a LOT of titles. I'd recommend it.
I often play for multi-ethnic groups,this book enables me to taylor- make each performance. It contains music not only from almost every European country, but some unusual gems from South America, China, the Philippines and Japan.